About Erica Lee Cooke:
Erica Lee Cooke grew up in the little town of Bridgeport, TX. As the oldest sibling of six, she became a great storyteller and as her imagination grew, she began to put on plays with her brothers, sisters, and various cousins as cast members. With few quiet moments at home, she did not truly begin to discover her love of reading until school, but once she did, there was no stopping her. Soon, reading stories was not enough, so she started putting pen to paper and wrote her very first book at the age of nine. Although it was never published, she proudly paraded it for all of her family and friends to read. She attributes her story ideas to her extremely vivid dreams. She is currently working on the second book to The Eyes of a Phantom Trilogy while concurrently working on her series Supernaturally Bound.
What inspires you to write?
I have always had extremely intricate and vivid dreams. Nearly every book idea I’ve had has stemmed from a dream.
Tell us about your writing process.
I try to keep my writing process as free flowing as possible. I find that my writing happens when I’m not forcing it. Therefore, I simply write when I feel inspired to do so. Sometimes, if I’m feeling a writer’s block, I will meditate and that usually breaks through it.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, all the time. Anytime I am writing, I always picture an entire scene in my head before I even turn on my computer. It is easier to think of my characters as real people to determine how they might react in certain situations.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t let others discourage you from your passion. If writing is something that calls to you, then stick with it. It’s hard work, but it is more than worth it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I explored the traditional method of publishing, but I liked the idea of self-publishing and the creative freedom it brought.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think we will be seeing more and more indie writers self-publishing.
What genres do you write?: Supernatural, Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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